Source:Kenaga, William F. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee County

Source Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee County
Author Kenaga, William F
Letourneau, George R
Selby, Paul
Bateman, Newton
Place Illinois, United States
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Year range - 1906
Subject Biography, History
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Middle-West Publishing
Date issued 1906
Place issued Chicago
Number of Volumes 2
Kenaga, William F; George R Letourneau; Paul Selby; and Newton Bateman. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee County. (Chicago: Middle-West Publishing, 1906).
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A special transcriptions page has been created for historical, biographical, and place entries.

Usage Tips

Volume I is information about Illinois. Volume II is information specific to Kankakee county. In 1973, volume II was reprinted by Unigraphic, Inc., sponsored by the Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society. KVGS compiled an index for volume II and included it at the end of the 1973 reprint. If you are doing research by microfilm or physical book, it is advantageous to use the index included in the 1973 reprint.

The Family History Archives has online, free, volumes I and II. They can both be read online, page by page, and be downloaded. The download (printable) version for volume II is divided into three PDF files, 75MB, 75MB, and 47MB. This is a reproduction of a book from the original printing, so there is no index at the back, but the downloaded PDF files are searchable.

FHL film numbers

  • 1036676 Item 2 (1973 reprint of volume II)
  • 825580 (1906 volume II)